Get to Know Angeles Chapter Chair, Dyana Peña

  • Posted on 3 March 2022
  • By Juliet Fang, Communications Volunteer
Dyana Peña, the former Angeles Executive Committee Vice-Chair, was elected to serve as the Angeles Chapter Chair in January 2022. Two of her priorities for this year are reinvigorating the chapter’s outing program and bringing more joy to the nitty-gritty work of protecting the environment. 
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Chapter Chair Shares Priorities for 2022

  • Posted on 7 February 2022
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
Dyana Peña, who in December was selected by her peers to serve the remainder of Dennis Loya’s term as Chapter Chair (through 2022) shares her priorities for the year ahead. 

VOTE for Sierra Club Board of Directors

  • Posted on 7 February 2022
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
You can help decide the direction of the nation’s largest grassroots environmental organization by voting in the Sierra Club’s annual board of directors election. National Board members are elected for three-year terms.
The 2022 election for the Sierra Club’s National Board of Directors begins in March. You may vote by paper ballot or electronically.

Get to Know New Executive Committee Member, Steve Dunwoody

  • Posted on 5 January 2022
  • By Juliet Fang, Communications Volunteer
We’re excited to welcome, Steve Dunwoody, of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s newest elected board members. He will be officially taking office in January 2022. 
Tell me about your background prior to joining us here at the Angeles Chapter.

Coastal Activist Primer: Intro to the Coastal Act

  • Posted on 1 November 2021
  • By Seth Weisbord
Often Sierra Club members become concerned about conservation issues along the coastline of LA and Orange Counties. Usually, this means having some knowledge about the California Coastal Act and California Coastal Commission is useful. This article is part of a planned series of articles and videos/podcasts to help those new to coastal activism quickly come up to speed on how to be effective in protecting our coastal environment.
Introduction to the Coastal Act

Join the Climate Journey as a Cool Block Team Leader in LA and Irvine

  • Posted on 13 September 2021
  • By Kimberly Orbe- Conservation Program Manager
You can green your neighborhood, make it safer to walk in, and more. Cool Block teams will meet, discuss, and implement sustainability concepts on topics related to energy efficiency, water conservation, emergency preparedness, and more.  It’s up to you to decide with your neighbors based on your community's unique needs. This is why the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter voted to support the City of LA, and City of Irvine's Cool Blocks program. We would like to recruit you, if you live in LA or Irvine, sign up as a leader for your block.

We Need Volunteers to Save the Coast of California – passions for action and law are welcome

  • Posted on 11 September 2021
  • By Everette Phillips
We need volunteers with an interest in coastal issues and coastal law to commit time to rebuild our coastal conservation committee in LA and Orange Counties as part of the larger CCC Coastal Committee.
The Coastal Act is a great tool for protecting coastal habitats, It is only a useful tool for volunteers who know what the law contains and how to apply the law in a meaningful way when interacting with Coastal Commission staff, developers, and other stakeholders.

Coastal Cleanup Opportunities for California Coastal Cleanup Day September 18th!

  • Posted on 11 September 2021
  • By Everette Phillips

September marks the end of summer, then the beginning of school, and a special weekend when all of coastal California shows our gratitude for the beauty and wonder of great coastal places by rolling up our sleeves and cleaning litter, debris, and a remarkable amount of garbage. 

Volunteering for Invasive Plant Control in Angeles National Forest

  • Posted on 3 August 2021
  • By Bill Neill
During June and July I volunteered about 40 hours at controlling invasive non-native plants by herbicide application in several areas of the San Gabriel Mountains.  To perform this work professionally, I hold a Qualified Applicator License from CA Dept.